The San Francisco 49ers will not have running back Elijah Mitchell in action for their Thursday night game against the Tennessee Titans. Mitchell is still dealing with a knee injury, and he hasn’t played since Week 13.
Fantasy football impact: Elijah Mitchell (knee)
There was some optimism earlier in the week that Mitchell might make his return for Thursday’s game as the Niners chase a playoff bid. On Tuesday, 49ers general manager John Lynch said that Mitchell’s status would likely be a game-time decision. But the team made the announcement Wednesday that Mitchell would sit this week.
Mitchell’s absence puts Jeff Wilson Jr. in line for another start this week. Wilson had a solid outing last week, rolling up 110 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries against the Atlanta Falcons. The 49ers’ running game has also featured a healthy dose of Deebo Samuel lately. He had 29 yards and a touchdown on six carries last week, and now has at least one rushing touchdown in each of his last five games.